Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 June 2017
I've been with the City for 10 years. It has been a good experience and I've been able to advance my Career very well. My shift is good now. My life and time with my child is very good. The job has been a rewarding experience.
Census Taker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 June 2017
I worked as a census taker for 2017 and found this job is fun to have. I can work with and rearrange my own schedule in order to meet the deadline. Going door to door to collect information allowed me to meet and talk to different people. It also allows me to earn some income while doing my daily walk.
Life guard (Current Employee) – city of Calgary – 8 June 2017
Positive part about this job is being able to create a bond with new people. Learning new and old things. Being apart of someone's life, and making a difference or not and helping someone through a difficult time. I would like to work part time with an opportunity to work more if needed. Being honest .. it has been a long time since I have applied for a job. I would love the opportunity to see where I can go. Thankyou Gillian
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary – 29 May 2017
I have enjoyed working with the City as it has afforded me a good balance between my work and personal life. However, the evangelized values of Character, Competence, Commitment and Collaboration are, sadly, inconsistently practiced across the departments.
Landscaping (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 May 2017
typical day consists of morning meetings with the foreman for the current days scheduling and tasks, different groups perform different tasks, we were responsible for planting flowers in city parks while maintaining them.
Business Strategies Advisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 May 2017
I was under the Facility Management. Facility management is currently building five (5) Recreational Facilities in the City of Calgary. 1 project worth over 100M and it is almost in completion this year. The other 4 projects have a budget of over 450M. These 4 projects will be completed within 2 years.
Yard worker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 May 2017
I enjoyed all aspects of this job. Everyone was approachable. The work was done at a medium pace and we all learned alot about our area (yard work). We were also given classes on minor repairs and painting. Once a month we had a guest speaker who talked on various life skills (budgeting to healthcare).
Great work environment however there is no job security for part-time employees and the operation was top heavy to say the least.
Integrated Pest Management-Parks & Recreation (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 May 2017
Though working with the city was a wonderful oppurtunity it provided very little job security for part-time employees and they never gave you a definitive answer as to whether or not they would be giving you a job again next season. There was never a point in time that i did not have a minimum of 3 foreman controlling a maximum of 12 people. I never actually figured out what they did during a day aside from call the crews for updates and meetings. All i can say is that i was blessed to be able to work with the city for the time i did but they really need to revise the ammount of management there.
high pay and great hours
confusing/vague and often contradicting orders from management
Skating Instructor/ monitor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 May 2017
UUUUUM I show up to the skatepark unlock it, sign kids in, ensure that they are wearing helmets. maybe teach the occasional skate lesson. But mostly just skateboard all day. what more can I say. Awesome summer job
Clerical/Administrative Support (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 April 2017
I was one of hundreds of administrative support professionals in a department caught in a fiscal restraint policy of The City of Calgary. My fellow support staff, many who had been in service to the City for 20+ years, and myself suddenly found ourselves bereft of employment, representation - and support - as we watched our department disappear and our services outsourced.
Waste Management & Recycling (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 April 2017
My job had me moving around a lot. From working as a helper on a chemical truck. Going to different fire halls. And pickup up chemicals and returning to base. Everyone has each others back. When one person had an off day. The rest of us would pick up the slack. Like most outside jobs Weather was always the down side of the job.But Formans always came to the rescue. Great job never wanted to leave. cut back with the city.Lots of jobs lost in waste management/roads/parks this past year.
LRV Maintenance-Service Lane Attendant (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 April 2017
As a Service Lane Attendant you learn how to work as a team. It is a very fast paced work environment, but you must always work safe at all times. We do various campaigns on the trains every week, which means we may lift seats and clear out garbage underneath or we may clean the light fixtures in the U2 vehicles. This is difficult physical work but we get the job complete. My favourite part of the job is getting the opportunity to drive and park the trains.